Heather Dean, AUD

Heather Dean, AUD

Audiology (Hearing Aid Fitting)  |  
Female
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Heather Dean, AUD is an audiology (hearing aid fitting) provider who practices in Carson City, NV. She has been practicing for 12 years. Read her story

2874 N Carson St Ste 225

Carson City, NV 89706

Contact Information

(775) 882-3277

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • 4 More

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Heather Dean's bio

This content was provided by Heather Dean "Heather L. Dean, Au.D. Dr. Heather Dean is the audiologist at Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center (SNHAC). She loves helping people improve their hearing and part of what makes her so good at her job is that she takes the time to listen to her patients. Fate seems to have played a role in this pairing, as the undergraduate program Dr. Dean was originally in at the University of Nevada, Reno, was closing. That meant she had to choose a new one, which ultimately guided her down the path of audiology. Now with nearly 10 years practicing at SNHAC, there's no question about it: Dr. Dean chose the right path. Clear-cut treatment plans that can be developed from science and technology are what attracted Dr. Dean to the audiology specialty. In her practice, she focuses on hearing aid fittings, adjustments and training in the use of hearing aids for people of all ages. She also does aural rehabilitation, which is fancy talk for retraining the brain to use the aids. Caring for her customers and working to meet their needs is what Dr. Dean is all about. She works with patients as much as necessary to make sure they are happy and comfortable with their hearing and their hearing solution. Dr. Dean earned her Doctor of Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2005. She joined SNHAC shortly after in 2006 and now sees patients five days a week in at the Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center, as well as at all three Sierra Nevada Ear, Nose & Throat locations. Dr. Dean is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology. This native Nevadan and her husband have been married for 16 years and share their Reno home with three active school-age girls. In her free time, Dr. Dean volunteers as a booster for her daughters' gymnastics team."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Heather Dean "Our primary concern is to assess your hearing ability and evaluate the best ways to manage your hearing problem. When medical or surgical treatment is needed, a referral to the appropriate medical specialist is made.

Most of the hearing loss we encounter is NOT caused by an active medical problem, but rather by a natural loss of sensitivity in the inner ear. Often referred to as nerve damage, this type of hearing loss and the associated loss of sound clarity, can be greatly improved with the use of the right hearing aids.

Following a thorough hearing evaluation, Dr. Dean will ask many questions to further determine your specific areas of hearing difficulty.

You and Dr. Dean will together determine the best possible hearing aid for you, factoring in your unique listening needs, preferences, budget and lifestyle. You will also be counseled about realistic outcomes of wearing hearing aids during your trial period."

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Specialties

  • Audiology (Hearing Aid Fitting)
  • Audiology
  • Hearing Instruments
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Board Certifications

Heather Dean does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Conductive Deafness
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Sensorineural Deafness
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Procedures

  • Adult Hearing Loss Rehabilitation
  • Audiogram
  • Audiometry
  • Hearing Aid
  • Hearing Aid Adjustment
  • Hearing Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Nevada At Reno
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • A.T.Still Unverisity Arizona School Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • San Francisco State University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Heather Dean has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Heather Dean has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Heather Dean's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Heather Dean to family and friends
3.2
based on 5 total reviews (3 with comments)
Heather Dean's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Carson City, NV |
Although I was nervous at first when talking with the Doctor, I relaxed and was able to get many questions answered. I was very impressed with the quality and care I received by the Doctor and her staff. My family is also very happy, as I don't need to turn the TV up so loud and can hear what they are saying. I am very pleased with the brand of Hearing Aids I received and would recommend Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center.
in South Lake Tahoe, CA |
I saw Dr. Dean re: obtaining a specific type of hearing aid for single sided deafness due to surgery. I was informed that she doesn't carry that type of hearing aid & that I would need to contact the hearing aid co to find a provider. I did, & asked her for a referral to a different Dr. that does carry that particular type. She refused to send me a referral to the other Dr. despite just seeing me, & would not provide an answer as to why. Just refused, w/no explanation. Very unhelpful overall.
in Susanville, CA |
I HAD SOME HEARING AIDS FROM THE VA THAT WERE ALL BUT USELESS. IN LESS THAN AN HOUR SHE GAVE ME A HEARING TEST, UPDATED, & REPROGRAMMED MY HEARING AIDS SO THAT THEY FINALLY WORKED...
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Heather Dean accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Hometown Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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